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Constantinian Order of Saint George in solidarity with the refugees

with the collaboration of the Barcelona Youth Symphony Orchestra


    Ludwig van Beethoven
    -The Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
    -Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67


    The Barcelona Youth Symphony Orchestra (JOSB) was established in 2015 under the music and artistic direction of orchestra conductor Carlos Checa.
    Formed by fifty young musicians, the JOSB performs a minimum of six symphonic programmes a year. They gave their debut performance on 25 October 2015 in the Gran Teatro del Liceo and completed their first concert season in different venues and auditoriums around the city, with the collaboration of guest conductors such as Josep Caballé Doménech, Joshua Dos Santos and Salvador Brotons.
    The JOSB’s aim is to disseminate symphonic music in our society and, as a musical and pedagogical project, it complements the training of young instrumentalists, fostering their educational development in a highly artistic environment which allows them to share their knowledge, dreams, efforts and talent.
    The orchestra has a team of guest professors who provide training to complement the musical education of all its members. Of this team of professors, those who are permanent members of the JOSB’s artistic committee include the composer Albert Carbonell i Sauri, Beatriz Cambrils, flute with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC), and Matthias Weinmann, cello with the Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatro del Liceo.
    For this second season 2016/2017, the JOSB debuts in the L’Auditori de Barcelona under the direction of Carlos Checa and will offer free concerts in places such as the Paraninfo Hall of the University of Barcelona and the Auditori Eduard Toldrà (CMMB). The orchestra will have guest conductors Manuel Hernández Silva and Rubén Gimeno and will see the return of Joshua Dos Santos.
    The JOSB was founded under the governing body of the musical association Barcelona Ciudad de Música and has the support of the Ajuntament de Barcelona, La Sedeta Civic Centre, where the orchestra rehearses and which was formerly the headquarters of the Barcelona Municipal Band, and sponsor companies such as Auto Beltrán-Mercedes and Obra Social Clínica Sanza.

    A native of Barcelona and the music and artistic director of the Barcelona Youth Symphony Orchestra, Carlos Checa had his international debut in China in 2005, conducting the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. In 2009 he debuted to critical acclaim leading the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Cadogan Hall in London and, on personal invitation from maestro Gustavo Dudamel, he made his debut in Venezuela in May 2014, in “El Sistema”.
    Carlos Checa has also conducted symphony orchestras such as the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Galicia, Balearic Symphony Orchestra, Extremadura Orchestra, Cordoba Orchestra, Provincial Symphony Orchestra of Malaga, Symphony Orchestra of the Region of Murcia, Ciudad Real Symphony Orchestra, Santa Cecilia Classical Orchestra, Manuel de Falla Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife, National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, National Symphony Orchestra of Peru, Xalapa Symphony Orchestra (Mexico), Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra (Poland), Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra of Bydgoszcz (Poland), National Philharmonic Orchestra of Honduras, Mendoza Symphony Orchestra (Argentina) and Francisco de Miranda Symphony Orchestra (Venezuela).
    Carlos Checa has been artistic director of the Serranía de Cuenca International Music Festival (FIMUC) since it started in 2005. In 2006 he received a scholarship from the National Youth Orchestra of Spain and completed his studies with top marks at the Municipal Conservatory of Barcelona. Since then he has furthered his training with Antoni Ros Marbà, Kurt Masur, Francesc Llongueres and George Phelivanian.
    • Concert Benèfic
  • 20€
  • Hall 2 Oriol Martorell
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Aimed at addressing the humanitarian consequences of the five-year war in Syria, this is the largest ever international humanitarian aid operation carried out since the Second World War. The Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George, with ancient ties to the East and a strong aid commitment, will donate all the money raised during the concert to support two refugee aid projects.

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